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Event Access

  • Relaxed Performance
Tickets

May 5, 2022 - May 21, 2022

The Girl Next Door

Location

Red Gate Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R9, Canada

This new queer Canadian pop/rock musical is written by Sara Mayfield with music by Ava Maria Safai. The show is all about Violet and her boyfriend Greyson as they move into their first apartment together. Though this seemed like a dream come true for the happy couple, a nightmare sets in when Violet discovers her ex-girlfriend Jade lives in the suite next door!

The Girl Next Door follows Violet as she moves into a new apartment with her boyfriend Greysont, only to realize that their next-door-neighbour is none other than Violet’s ex-girlfriend Jade. These inciting circumstances awaken once-dormant emotions and memories, allowing the audience to experience the highs and lows of each relationship through flashbacks and events in the present time. Through this plot, The Girl Next Door explores what it means to be bisexual, and is able to challenge stereotypes, demonstrating how layered the queer experience can be. Most LGBTQ+ representation in media is of cisgendered gay men, and where this show excells is in sharing stories from underrepresented queer communities. The script has predominantly marginalised genders, and requires a nonbinary character casted authentically. In addition to this gender diversity, the characters are not written with specific ethnicities and remain open for casting diverse peoples, with the premiere cast reflecting this. 

These characters to express their feelings in a memorable pop/rock score, which draws from the likes of Pasek & Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight), Jeff Richmond (Mean Girls) and Brian Yorkey & Tom Kit (Next to Normal, If/Then, Freaky Friday, High Fidelity). The soundtrack explores a range of different styles, from rock power ballad “Ice Cream & Vodka” to upbeat duet “Moving On” and crowd-pumping finale “Out of Our Minds” making the most of a four piece band. The Girl Next Door will take Canada by storm, so make sure you get in on the adventure!

Accessibility

Relaxed performance on May 15 at 2pm.

Venues

Red Gate Revue Stage

1601 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R9, Canada